Monthly Archives: March 2020

Sinister Cinema: An Oscar-Winning Pulp Reader

Pulps in the Movies. On Sale Every Wednesday. Brought to you by that expert pulp hound John Locke. Take it away, John: Who knew you could win an Oscar for reading a pulp mag on screen? But here is Tatum … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: A Probable Outline

Kevin Cook was moping about his vast library, wondering what might make a nice offering before the public for March 10 — and he found something connected to an event 84 years ago today. Spotting the John Hancock of P. … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Portable Storage Three

Bill Breiding seems to have slipped into a fanac groove, just Pubbing His Ish under the title Portable Storage Three. Five bucks if you don’t get it for the usual — actually a good deal these days, because he’s piled … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Cagney Kills Time with Otis Adelbert Kline

For his previous Pulps in the Movies post, John Locke spotlighted a flick starring James Cagney. All well and good, but Jimmy wasn’t the guy holding a pulp in that one. Did Jimmy himself ever read a pulp in a … Continue reading

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Hammett: “A Fast-Moving Gripping Mystery Yarn”

The pulp expert John Locke was just telling me he got his hands on a trove of Photoplay issues from the 1930s, and figured everyone would like to see how the trade mag blurbed the very first movie version of … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Belknapius Comicbookmanius

The other day we ran a 1946 inscription from Frank Belknap Long — Young Belknapius of Lovecraft Circle fame — in a copy of his first release from Arkham House, The Hounds of Tindalos. But it turns out there is … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Stilson to Davis

You might be wondering what sort of correspondence Charles B. Stilson — author of Polaris — of the Snows — engaged in 96 years ago today. Or perhaps the thought hadn’t crossed your mind. In either case, the noted book … Continue reading

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